The Ritchie County Historical Society was formed in 1973 and was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in 1976.
Old Stone House Museum
Pennsboro B & O Railroad Depot
Pennsboro B & O Depot Trailhead
We invite you to view our current projects which have been made possible by countless hours of volunteer labor and donations received by our members and interested public.

Our Store offers several publications and maps which will prove helpful to those researching family genealogy in Ritchie County.

Join Us Today and help preserve the history and heritage of Ritchie County.

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History and


Ritchie County, WV, History and Research

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The regional genealogy and history library located in the Stone House Museum is available by appointment.

Online Research

Ritchie County Genealogy and History Library Documents
These documents can be accessed at the Stone House Museum. The following lists provide the type of document, followed by the surname, date of document if applicable, and the subject of the document. Each of these lists are in pdf format and can be printed or saved to your home computer.

General History Books
(136 pages in length)

Miscellaneous Books
(2 pages in length)

Family Files
(60 pages in length)

(28 pages in length)

(4 pages in length)

President - Mike Nichols
1st Vice President - Walt Fleming
2nd Vice President - Annetta Whippen 
Secretary- Jane Kraft
Treasurer - Jackie Fleming